Arts & Culture

Baftas: Joaquin Phoenix blasts 'systemic racism' in film industry

In award acceptance speech, actor explains why people who benefit from racism should be ones to dismantle it.

India

Why Indian film star Rajinikanth is facing criticism in his state

Controversial remark by the top actor about anti-caste icon Periyar Ramaswamy causes furore in Tamil Nadu state.

Why Indian film star Rajinikanth is facing criticism in his state

South Korea

Parasite makes history, winning top prize at SAG Awards

It is the first film not in English to win the prize for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.

SAG Awards: South Korean hit Parasite makes history

France

French filmmaker Ruggia charged with sexual assault of a minor

According to actress Adele Haenel's allegations, Christophe Ruggia first harassed her when she was 12.

French filmmaker Ruggia charged with sexual assault of a minor

BAFTA

'Laughable': Anger as BAFTA awards recognise only white actors

Lack of diversity highlighted as all 20 nominees in acting categories for UK film body's awards are white.

'Laughable': Anger as BAFTA awards recognise only white actors

Arts & Culture

Golden Globes: 1917 takes home Best Drama, Best Director awards

Ceremony was full of surprises, as favourites were beaten and winning performers gave impassioned political speeches.

Golden Globes: 1917 takes home Best Drama, Best Director awards

Movies

Apple abruptly scraps film premiere over 'concerns'

Streaming service's first feature film, The Banker, starring Samuel L Jackson, is pulled from US festival.

Apple abruptly scraps film premiere over 'concerns'

Cinema

Polanski film tops French box office despite rape claim

'An Officer and a Spy' surged in the charts despite campaign in wake of latest claims against the veteran filmmaker.

Polanski film tops French box office despite rape claim

Cinema

Qatari film festival pulls in younger generations

Some 96 films from 3 countries will be shown at the seventh Ajyal Film Festival on November 18-24.

Qatari film festival pulls in younger generations

Cinema

Legendary Turkish actress Yildiz Kenter dead at 91

Kenter, a veteran of Turkish cinema and theatre, passed away in Istanbul after more than 60 years in the spotlight.

Turkey's legendary actress Yildiz Kenter dead at 91

Cinema

Actor and Trump backer Jon Voight honoured with national medal

Voight is one of Trump's few vocal Hollywood supporters, and has hailed him as 'the greatest president of this century'.

Actor and Trump backer Jon Voight honoured with national medal

Arts & Culture

Vietnam pulls 'Abominable' film over South China Sea map

Animation film pulled over scene that shows map with China's unilaterally declared 'nine-dash line' of South China Sea.

Vietnam pulls 'Abominable' film over South China Sea map

The Listening Post

The propaganda films of apartheid-era South Africa

In the 1970s and 80s, the apartheid government funded a little-known film scheme aimed at black South Africans.

Cinema

Meet Zoha Rahman - Spiderman's first ever hijabi character

British actress will star as Peter Parker's Muslim friend in Marvel's latest blockbuster, Spider-Man: Far from Home.

Meet Zoha Rahman - Spiderman's first ever hijabi character

LGBT

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all

Organisation says while LGBTQ representation was up for major films last year, none included transgender characters.

GLAAD: LGBTQ representation in film is up, but not for all